NASPA’s Initial Analysis of the Proposed Rule on Title IX, Part 2
This is the second part of NASPA’s Initial Analysis of the proposed rule on Title IX, released by the Department of Education in mid-November and opened for a 60-day public comment period on November 29, 2018 . The first part addressed NASPA’s overarching comments, and provisions of the proposed rule relating to the narrower definition of harassment and scope of institutional responsibility. This post will address aspects of the formal grievance procedures related to implications for institutional staffing and the pseudo-legal process proscribed in the proposed rule. Additional information will be available next week addressing issues related to informal resolution, required cross-examination by third-party advisors, the standard of evidence, timeline for adjudication resolution, and changes to the religious exemption from Title IX.
NASPA’s Initial Analysis of the Proposed Rule on Title IX, Part 1
Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, the Department of Education released the text of their Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Title IX. This ended an over-year-long wait that started in September 2017 when Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos rescinded guidance set by the Obama administration in 2011 and 2014 and released interim guidance.This is the first in a series of posts by NASPA staff from the Research and Policy Institute (RPI) and Culture of Respect to be released over the first half of December with our initial analysis of the proposed rule. Our hope is to provide information in an easily consumable format and length as soon as possible. Additional analysis on many of these topics is already available from a wide range of associations and organizations and NASPA’s RPI will be making more in-depth analysis on several of the issues below available in early January to assist student affairs professionals in responding to the call for comment with appropriate research and data.
Perspectives on the Proposed Title IX Regulations from the Practitioners
The Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention, Education and Response Knowledge Community leadership team provides its perspective on the Title IX regulations that have been proposed by the Department of Education.
Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention, Education, and Response KC Elections
The Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention, Education, and Response Knowledge Community is currently seeking nominations for the upcoming election. We're looking for individuals that would be interested in serving in the Chair or Co-chair role. For additional information, please connect with the election nomination committee.
The Movement Doesn’t End Here - Supporting Survivors in the Aftermath of the Kavanaugh Appointment
In recent weeks, we watched Dr. Ford sit across several judiciary committee members and describe intimate details of her assault that took place several years ago. The significance of the impact these hearings have had on survivors and those professionals who support them across our campuses is undeniable.
Mike Brody, vice president for student services and Title IX coordinator at Reed College, muses on the polarization on our campuses and in society and reminds us of the important roles that student affairs educators and leaders play in helping our communities to bridge the gaps.